Glass Mould Blown Panelled Jar


A squat, mould-blown jar made from very pale green glass. It has a cuboid body and funicular neck, with a motif of ‘horns’ on each of the four sides.

Date: Circa 5th - 8th Century AD
Condition: Excellent condition.

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Product Code: EC-299
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The discovery of glass can be accredited to ancient Mesopotamia, though glass vessels did not appear until the late sixteenth century BC. This jar was made in the Byzantine Empire – glass wares were among the goods most frequently produced during this time, and followed the print of their Roman predecessors. Most of the Byzantine glass workshops were in Thessaloniki, a centre of production from the late Roman imperial period onwards.

The iridescence on ancient Roman glass was unintentional, and was caused by weathering on its surface. The extent to which a glass object weathers depends mainly on the burial conditions; however, the humidity, heat, and type of soil in which the glass was buried also all affect its preservation.

Weight 73.7 g
Dimensions H 6 cm



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